Comedy – 1963 To 2005 – Richard Pryor Videos

After having to opportunity to post videos of so many artists with the God given ability to make people laugh….it has become obvious that there are a few of those artist that really excelled at this art…..and Richard Pryor was truly one of those comedians…..albeit is true that he was not only poignant and ruggedly…

L E’s Stories – Ranch Barons….Wildcatters And Baseball Breeds Success Out In West Texas

Before I get started on today’s story….I want to remind our folks that follow my stories here a L E’s Stories that throughout each story, I will post some of my favorite videos from our current collection of 5500 videos postes in June 2020….as I always hope that folks enjoy my tastes.       …

L E’s Stories – We’ve Done So Much With So Little….We Can Almost Do Anything Without Nuthin’ 

Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, has always said that“The true beauty of the coaching profession is the ability of a Coach who understands the power of teaching valuable life lessons to his players…..and not just how to win a game.”…..as this statement certainly applies to my story today. Now don’t get me wrong here….I said…

L E’s Stories – Under West Texas Skies At Night:  “You Ain’t Nuthin But a Popped Corn Fart in This Whole Deal”

Legendary University of Texas Head Football Coach Darrell Royal was quoted as saying….“The only difference between dreams and reality….Is time and effort”.….which is a perfect segway to our webpage here at ImaSportsphile…..cuz the reality of this dream started some 65 years back when Bone Daddy was laying on the grass in his front yard in…

L E’s Stories – It All Just Came Together – The Life And Times Of A Developing Sportsphile

ImaSportsphile is the combinations of three brothers playing ball almost every day of their lives growing up under the guidance of a Dad that used sports as a teaching tool for things like fair play…..rules….. and gettin’ back up after getting knocked down….plus so much more stuff that provided real “life lessons” learned within the…

Music – 1983 – Martha Reeves + Mary Wells + Commodores – Live On Motown 25th Anniversary TV Special

“Heat Wave“ is a 1963 song written by the Holland–Dozier–Holland songwriting team….which was first made popular by the Motown vocal group Martha and the Vandellas….and released as a 45 rpm single on July 9, 1963, on the Motown subsidiary Gordy label….as the song hit # 1 on the Billboard Hot R&B chart ….where it stayed for four weeks running….while peaking at # 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.  It was…

Music – 1985 – Mary Wells – My Guy + Junior Walker – Shotgun + The Commodores – Brick House

This video excerpt from the 1985 MoTown 25 Year Anniversary Show feature Mary Wells singing My Guy….Junior Walker singing Shotgun….and The Commodores performing Brick House….all of which were # 1 songs for MoTown Records….plus they are introduced by famous Cincinnatti disc jockeys Johnny Fever (Tim Reed) and Venus Fly Trap (Howard Hessman).   Motown in the early 1960s. Along with the…

Comedy – 1983 – Robert Klein Showcases Where Would Comedians Be Without Relatives To Pick On

In this 1983 HBO On Location comedy show with host Robert Klein….expands on the question “What would comedians do if they didn’t have relatives to pick on?” ….as Klein believes many great comedians would have been lost if they didn’t have their families to fall back on and pick at their shortcomings….and he provides significant evidence of this belief…

Comedy – 1986 – Special – HBO Robert Klein Showcases Great Stand Up Comedians And Their Rhythm

We at ImaSportsphile cannot begin to express how much we appreciate our entire collection of HBO’s On Location….which was typically hosted by comedian Robert Klein….for within the footage of this series lies rare material of some of stand up comedy’s greatest geniuses….including Richard Pryor,  Robin Williams,  George Carlin, Steve Martin, Redd Foxx, Billy Crystal, Lily…